Dylan Thomas Prize: Swansea University reveals longlist
- 22 July 2014
- From the section South West Wales
A Man Booker Prize winner is among 15 books on the longlist for the 2014 Dylan Thomas Prize.
Welsh poet and author Owen Sheers and Glasgow-based Jamaican poet Kei Miller are also in the running.
Two entries, The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton and A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing by Eimear McBride, won the 2013 Man Booker Prize and 2014 Baileys Women's Prize respectively.
The winner, who will be announced in November, gets £30,000.
This is the seventh year of the prize, which is open to authors aged 39 and under.
One of the judges, Cerys Matthews, said: "This year's long list is truly delicious. It features international works across all genres - poetry, prose and drama - and has attracted young international writers of incredible talent.
"It is a delight to be part of the judging panel in this centenary year of Dylan Thomas's birth."
The Swansea University prize will be whittled down to a shortlist that will be revealed in September, before the award is finally made at a gala dinner in the city.
The longlist is:
- Daniel Alarcón, At Night We Walk in Circles
- Eleanor Catton, The Luminaries
- John Donnelly, The Pass
- Joshua Ferris, To Rise Again at a Decent Hour
- Emma Healey, Elizabeth is Missing
- Meena Kandasamy, The Gypsy Goddess
- Eimear McBride, A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing
- Kseniya Melnik, Snow in May
- Kei Miller, The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion
- Nadifa Mohamed, The Orchard of Lost Souls
- Owen Sheers, Mametz
- Tom Rob Smith, The Farm
- Rufi Thorpe, The Girls from Corona del Mar
- Naomi Wood, Mrs Hemingway
- Hanya Yanagihara, The People in the Trees